Hotels

Tigmi Tacchedirt Lodge

October 6, 2011 Jack 1

Our first impression of the lodge spreading across the lower parts of North Africa’s highest village, Tacchedirt, was one of relief as we’d just climbed to it from the valley floor after… […]

Essaouira

Surviving the Harbour at Essaouira

October 5, 2011 Jack 0

The contrast between the chilled out vibes of Place Moulay Hassan in Essaouira, Morocco, and the frenzied entrance to the harbour area via a gate in the town wall comes as a bit of a surprise. One second you’re… […]

Marrakech

First Impressions of the Red City of Marrakech in Photos

October 1, 2011 Jack 2

A wacky races of mopeds and bicycles weave around pedestrians in narrow alleys. The trick to negotiating them is not to move out of the way of the traffic; let the bikes do all the work. In some ways these are more interesting than the trinket and treasure laden souks […]

Food and drink

A Sunday Stroll Around Ullapool

September 14, 2011 Jack 0

One of the first things that strikes me about Ullapool, apart from its Local Hero location, is that every establishment seems to have won, or been short-listed for, some sort of an award… […]

Asturias

The Monster of Avilés

September 10, 2011 Jack 0

It occurred to me that in our guide to Avilés I made reference to the monster of Avilés and then didn’t include a picture of said monster. To rectify this and avoid imaginations running riot, here’s Doña Eugenia Martínez aka ‘La Monstrua’. […]